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Opening Night: FRESH 2019 Juried Art Exhibition
January 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Back for its 15th year at Summit Artspace on East Market, “FRESH 2019” opens Jan. 11 with the most inventive works by local artists from Northeast Ohio.
The show launches with a free artist reception on Friday, Jan. 11, 5-8 p.m., in the main gallery at Summit Artspace on East Market, 140 East Market St., Akron. The exhibition which runs until Feb. 16 is free and open to the public. Opening night is also the Jan. 5 Artwalk in Akron so the exhibit will stay open until 9 p.m.
ARTIST AMY MOTHERSBAUGH IS OUR FRESH JUROR
Juror Amy Mothersbaugh, an artist and art entrepreneur from Cuyahoga Falls, will announce the winners of the juried show at 7 p.m. More than 150 works were submitted.
Mothersbaugh is well known for her work and her gallery Studio 2019 in the Falls. She is a co-founder at Akron Soul Train, an art educator at Mobile Art Classes for Everyone and works on projects including murals with local organizations like the Akron Zoo.
FRESH ARTISTS BREAK THE MOLD
With a reputation for celebrating new perspectives, “FRESH” challenges regional artists to take their art in new directions. Art that is accepted as part of this annual exhibition is innovative and challenges us to view the world through a new lens. The works feature novel styles, original thinking and demonstrate a high level of skill in the artist’s chosen 2D or 3D media.
HEAR THE FRESH ARTISTS TALK ART
“FRESH” artists will gather for a panel discussion led by Mothersbaugh on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 7-8 p.m. in the main gallery surrounded by the artwork. The event is free. Reserve your seat here: https://bit.ly/2LpQP9e.
The show image features a work from “FRESH 2018” entitled “Perfect Vision” by Akron artist Stephen Goold. The piece is acrylic and latex paint on hardboard tiles.
Summit Artspace’s main gallery is open Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Additional hours include 4-7 p.m. during 3rd Thursday on Jan. 17 and the Feb. 2 Artwalk, 5-9 p.m.
Summit Artspace is a non-profit community art center organization that provides studio, exhibit and programming spaces in Summit County and the surrounding area for local artists and arts organizations; and is a center for art education open to all residents. Contact Summit Artspace at 330-376-8480. On the Web at www.summitartspace.org. Find us on Facebook, on Twitter @AkronAreaArts, Instagram and Snapchat.
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